Thursday, January 18, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


PUDA issues occupation certificates to houses under construction
This house (no 3207, Sector 71) without roof has been issued occupation certificate by the SAS Nagar Estate Office of PUDA.
This house (no 3207, Sector 71) without roof has been issued occupation certificate by the SAS Nagar Estate Office of PUDA. 
— Tribune photo by Pardeep Tiwar
SAS NAGAR, Jan 17 — Money makes the mare go. This old adage seems to have acquired a new meaning in PUDA whose Estate Office in SAS Nagar has been issuing “occupation certificates” to houses under construction.

Rosy pelicans enjoy the sun after a foggy night at the Chhat Bir zoo in Patiala district.
Rosy pelicans enjoy the sun after a foggy night at the Chhat Bir zoo in Patiala district on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh




IGP order to SHOs on weekend arrests
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — For preventing harassment, the Inspector-General of Chandigarh Police, Mr B.S. Bassi, today directed the Station House Officers of all 11 police stations not to arrest the accused in long-pending cases on Saturdays.

Operation Vijay
‘Three officers face action’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Disciplinary action for the dereliction of duty during Operation Vijay has been initiated only against three officers — all of the rank of Major. Stating this here today, Brigadier-in charge-Administration, 14 Corps, Brig Ashok Vasudeva, said that while 48 Army units had taken part in the 1999 conflict, three officers were being tried by general courts martial for their conduct during the operation.

Raj KanwarLooking for a ‘fresh’ face from town
SAS NAGAR, Jan 17 — If you are pretty girl with a height of 5 ft 6 in, have a ‘North Indian face’ and dream of becoming tomorrow’s Kajol or Madhuri, you may be the right person well-known Bollywood director, Raj Kanwar, is looking for, to star in his latest venture Ab ke baras. Raj Kanwar, who was talking to The Tribune at Shemrock Angels School here today, said the new film would be an Indo-American project.



Interim bail for Sodhi Ram
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today granted interim bail to former Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, Dr Sodhi Ram, and other co-accused namely Anurag Gupta and Dhan Singh in the alleged question paper leakage case in June, 1998.

Direct dialling within telecom circle
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The facility of direct dialling within 200 km at reduced rates would be limited to the stations within a circle of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, highly placed sources said. The facility is to be introduced from January 26.




Police sounds alert in city
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — In less than 24 hours after an attempt was made by militants to storm Srinagar airport, the Chandigarh police today sounded an alert. According to sources in the Police Department, the police has beefed up the security around the airport. 

Mayor visits neglected areas
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Mayor Raj Kumar Goyal has decided to undertake official visits of all sectors, colonies and four villages and complete the same within the next two months to understand the problems of these areas so that necessary solutions can be worked out.

MC workers’ dharna today
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — A meeting of the Chandigarh Public Health Workers Union today criticised the Municipal Corporation authorities for not accepting the “just and genuine” demands of the employees.

SP meets resident representatives
 PANCHKULA, Jan 17 — The Superintendent of Police, Dr C.S. Rao, said that removal of rehris from road turning-points which passed a traffic hazard, would begin with effect from tomorrow.

Third front in the offing
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17— Efforts to form a third front, barring the Congress and the BJP have intensified in the city. During the past about one month, various political parties have held a series of meetings to provide a viable alternative to the city residents in the coming elections to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. 

New Markfed outlet
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Punjab Markfed opened another outlet for sale of farm fresh fruits and vegetables in the IFFCO complex in Sector 28 today. Two outlets have already been opened in Markfed House and Sector 34 for the sale of farm fresh packed fruits and vegetables under a new project launched by Markfed some time ago.

6 community centres opened for booking
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, has thrown open six community centres for bookings to the public even as these continue to await formal inaugurations.

Yukta to be in city tomorrow
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Former Miss World Yukta Mookhey, who has just taken the plunge in Bollywood movies with under-production Pyaasa, will be coming to the city on Friday in connection with the shooting schedule of her film.

Plea for martyrs’ memorial
SAS NAGAR, Jan 17 — The ex-servicemen cell of the Rashtriya Raksha Dal has demanded setting up a martyrs’ memorial in the town. Lieut-Col S.S. Sohi (retd), general secretary of the local unit of the ex-servicemen cell, said a number of defence personnel from the town had sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Man crushed under sheets of plywood
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — A Bapu Dham resident, working with a Sector 22 showroom, was crushed to death under the sheets of plywood, while a Jabli resident, hit by a bus in the Sector 17 Inter State Bus Terminus, was declared dead at the PGI late in the evening today.

Tributes paid to J.S. Bansal
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — A condolence meeting to mourn the death of Jagdish Singh Bansal, Chief Sub-Editor, Punjabi Tribune, was held on The Tribune premises here this afternoon. Mr Bansal died yesterday.

Journalist bereaved
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The father of Ms Ranju Aery, a staff reporter of Dainik Tribune, Des Raj Sharma (77) breathed his last at PGI, here today. Hailing from Madanpur Bhasuala village in Una district of Himachal Pradesh the deceased had been undergoing treatment at the hospital for the last one month.



Medicines looted from shop
SAS NAGAR, Jan 17 — Burglars broke into a chemist shop and took away medicines worth Rs 19,000 in Phase 2 here yesterday. The police has registered a case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC on a complaint lodged by the shopkeeper, Mr Laxman Dass Jindal.

Bid to rob bank
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — An attempt was made to rob a bank in Khuda Lahora village late last night. Broken locks were discovered by the gunman at about 9.30 a.m today. According to sources in the Police Department, the thieves entered the three-storeyed building from the attic.

Police driver assaults bread supplier
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — A supplier of bread and buns to tea vendors in Sector 17 was allegedly assaulted by the driver of a Gypsy belonging to the Police Station (Central) here today.

Search for murder accused on
PINJORE, Jan 17 — Two accused in the Ashok Kumar murder case, whose body was found in the Kaushalya river, near here, yesterday, are still at large. According to the police, raids are being conducted on the possible hideouts and the parents of the accused are being questioned. The brother of the deceased has accused two HMT apprentices — Sanjay and Vikram — of murdering Ashok Kumar.



‘Public’ schools mushroom in villages
NAYA GAON (Kharar)
, Jan 17 — Schools with fancy-sounding names are not just limited to cities. With rising ambitions of parents, growth of population and advent of satellite television, private schools have mushroomed in the periphery of Chandigarh.

Competition on libraries
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Teams from 13 schools participated in the inter-school group song competition on libraries and books organised as part of library-related competitions 2K at St Johns High School, Sector 26, here today.


Six-month RI in adulteration case
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sant Parkash, sentenced a resident of Sector 44, Gurjit Singh, to six-month rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000 under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.



The revenge of a wronged woman
, Jan 17 —A revenge story of a wronged woman draped in an atmosphere of hope and fear, set to the mood of today’s world, finds a stamp of artistic quality and beauty in ‘Leedli nagari ki neeti katha’ which opened at the Department of Indian Theatre in Panjab University here this evening.

Strokes of pain in colour
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Art, like signature, is personal and exclusive to each artist. And hence the reflection of self through the works of art. This feeling got affirmed as one viewed the mixed media works by Raja Jaikrishan on display in the art gallery of the Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16. 

Punjabi singers’ new releases
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Artists Kulbir and Dolly Singh introduced mediapersons to their new releases Yaad and Udeekan. Harbhajan Shera, of Mahi Mahi fame, Kulbir, Dolly Singh, Gurbawa and Jeet Harjit, who performed in the new year album Charkha Chanan Da.

An artist with a conscience
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — “Looking through the lens of objectivity, a number of so-called developments of the world might sound a bit farcical, for real development and prosperity lie hidden in matters of the heart — in matters that find root in the humanist approach. 

Punjabi singers (from left) Kulbir, Dolly Singh, Surinder Bachan (music director), Satnam and Jaswant during a press conference in Chandigarh.
Punjabi singers (from left) Kulbir, Dolly Singh, Surinder Bachan (music director), Satnam and Jaswant during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
  — A Tribune photograph

Good response to Bhojpuri play
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The second day of Swarnotsav, a festival of traditional and contemporary theatre by young artists, brought to the city by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, saw a Bhojpuri play being staged at the Tagore Theatre.

Archival pictures on display
PANCHKULA, Jan 17—An exhibition of documents and pictures pertaining to the contribution of Indians in the first war of independence and during the rise of the national movement after the coming of the Congress in1885, was opened to the public, here today.


Revised TB control programme to be launched soon
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme is going to be launched in the city within the next couple of months. During the meeting of the first executive council of the State TB Control Society, which included Mr M.P. Singh, Special Secretary Health, Dr Joginder Singh, Director, Health Services, Dr B.D. Chugh, Member Secretary, T.B. Control Society, Dr K.K. Garg, MS, General Hospital, Sector 16 and Dr Vandana Joshi, consultant, WHO, guidelines of the new policy, to be implemented in the city were discussed.

New machines for Radiology Dept at PGI
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Patients visiting the Radiology Department in the PGI can now hope for better facilities and a lesser waiting period as the department, in about four months time, is all set to get a new CT- Scanner, a spiral CT- Scanner and a high powered X-ray machine.



Chandigarh police win kabaddi title
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The Chandigarh police and the Coaching Centre, Sector 42, emerged winners in men and women section respectively in the 18th Senior Chandigarh State Kabaddi Championship which concluded h

Going great at a tender age
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — Representing Indian women (senior) in roller hockey at an age of 13 years was no less an ordinary achievement for Amrita Singh, a Class VIII student of local Hansraj Public School, Sector 6 Panchkula. Amrita took to skating in 1998 under the watchful eyes of Balwinder Singh Johal. 


Officials asked to hasten development
PANCHKULA, Jan 17 — The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, said that the gram vikas samitis constituted by the government would reduce the role of government employees.

First MC meeting by new Mayor today
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The controversial issue pertaining to relocation of nurseries, review of the cable network policy, privatisation of street lights and public toilets and revision of water supply bye-laws are some of the major issues which will come up for discussion in the Finance and Contract Committee ( F and CC) meeting of the MC tomorrow. 

Polling for 3 MC panels on Jan 25
CHANDIGARH, Jan 17 — The elections to the three remaining sub-committees of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, will be held on January 25. The last date of filing nominations for the same is January 19.Top

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